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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kar′ak-ter


An attribute in individuals that is amenable to formal and logical analysis and may be used as the basis of generalizations about classes and other statements that transcend individuality.

Synonym(s): characteristic1

[G. charakter, stamp, mark, fr. charassō, to engrave]

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